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As a reasonable proportion of SK Nutrition clients are looking to improve their risk factors in relation to heart disease, through improved lifestyle and eating habits, I thought the following article may be of interest to you.

It is not clear why it’s the case, but it seems that having a sibling with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is bad news for your own odds of developing CVD. It seems that an early shared environment may be a factor, with people developing poor eating or exercise habits in childhood that continue into their adult lives, but further research is needed.

In case you missed the article, here is the link to the BBC’s coverage: BBC NEWS | Health | Sibling link to heart health risk.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Herbalife Healthy Heart programme, please feel free to contact us or you can visit the Targeted Nutrition page of our website for specialist items that combine with our core products to help support your heart health.

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Do you……

  • Frequently miss meals or eat irregularly?
  • Consume a lot of fat-saturated or sugary foods?
  • Drink alcohol regularly?
  • Smoke?
  • Travel long distances?
  • Fail to take regular exercise?
  • Have regular exposure to fumes, chemicals and toxins?
  • Lack quality sleep?
  • Suffer with stress at work or at home?
  • Catch colds frequently and struggle to shake them off?

Each of these factors allow free radicals to proliferate and weaken the immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable and is partly caused by poor nutrition. A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with everyday challenges and as we age, having a healthy immune system is more important than ever. (more…)

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From today’s Daily Mail

Last updated at 18:16pm on 7th May 2008

Obesity can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 80 per cent, researchers said today. Cutting the prevalence of obesity in the population could help prevent people progressing to the stage they suffer dementia, they added.

Those who are underweight also have a raised risk, suggesting keeping a healthy weight is important. (more…)

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